Liem, Son advance in World Cup chess contest

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Vietnam's top two chess players Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son have booked second round berths at the ongoing World Cup contest in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

Liem, ranked 27th, beat 465th-ranked Indonesian Megaranto Susanto while 114th-ranked Son had the better of 77th-ranked Chinese Li Chao.

This is the first time Vietnamese chess players have advanced to the second round of the World Cup.

Quang Liem will next clash with  62nd-ranked Russian Boris Grachev while Truong Son will face a stronger Russian player Peter Svidler, ranked 16th in the world.

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